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elint

or Elint, ELINT

[el-int, ih-lint] /ˈɛl ɪnt, ɪˈlɪnt/
noun
1.
the gathering of military or other intelligence through the monitoring of electronic signals other than voice communications, as satellite transmissions, rocket telemetry, and radar.
2.
Compare comint, humint, sigint.
Origin of elint
1965-1970
1965-70; el(ectronic) int(elligence)
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